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Shore Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (Santa Monica)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sydney
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“Only the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

The Shore Hotel is such a fantastic hotel! Being only a year old, it is so clean and in top shape!

We absolutely loved being right across the road from the famous Santa Monica Pier and also right around the corner from the open air mall, Bloomingales and Nordstrom.

The rooms are modern with great beds and an amazing shower! We also had a balcony that faced the Pier.

We enjoyed eating at the restaurant - Blue Plate Taco, it is must if you stay here! The cocktails and food are authentic, I can't wait to go back one day.

The hotel staff are lovely and can help you with almost anything. Unfortunately we had to cut our stay by one night and the staff were great in quickly refunding our money.

We will most definitely stay here again! Thanks!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DieterSchmitz, Director of Guest Services at Shore Hotel, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
annav88,
Thank you for your review and for choosing Shore Hotel during your travels from Sydney! We greatly appreciate your kind words and are ecstatic our passionate staff succeeded in our goal of creating a uniquely personable guest experience that in turn creates lasting memories for you and your family. We are delighted to hear you will be joining us the next time your travels bring you to Santa Monica and assure you our team here will always be diligently loyal to our motto, “Everything…Everything…Your Escape Is Our Passion.”
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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

What a great place! Perfect location, right across the street from the Santa Monica Pier, a few blocks from the Promenade. We had a lovely room facing the ocean with a balcony where we could watch the waves and enjoy our coffee.
We were thrilled with our experience here. The staff was friendly and helpful. We asked for restaurant recommendations from several of the staff and went to 4 or 5 of their suggestions - all amazing.
You can't ask for more than this hotel if you're staying in Santa Monica.
And be sure to eat at Blue Plate Taco, right next door, for yummy and unique tacos.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Joseph H, Assistant Front Office Manager at Shore Hotel, responded to this review, December 9, 2012
Callmesam,
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We agree with you that our Four Diamond Property is centrally located between the world renowned Santa Monica Pier and the 3rd Street Promenade which provides our guests with many entertainment options within walking distance. Our Guest Service team makes a conscious effort to not only provide exceptional service but to also act as ambassadors of the area. We have extensive knowledge of nearby restaurants and activities which contribute to amazing stays and provide guests with inside information of the top spots around Santa Monica. Our team is thrilled to know each recommendation mentioned was greatly appreciated and yes, Blue Plate Taco definitely has remarkable food. Please join us again soon as we look forward to your return.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Shore Hotel for 2 nights on December 3rd and 4th! We had a wonderful time! The hotel is very modern with clean lines, stainless and beautiful tiles! We had a King room directly overlooking the ocean. We enjoyed having champagne on our balcony watching the sunset. The room was immaculately clean and housekeeping was better than I've ever seen! We ate dinner at their restaurant called Blue Plate Taco our first night and it was great as well! The hotel is in a great location right across the street from the Santa Monica pier and within easy walking distance to everything! We would definitely stay here again!

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Joseph H, Assistant Front Office Manager at Shore Hotel, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Snoopy7982,
We appreciate you taking the time to review our property and leave such pleasing comments. As a team we pride ourselves in providing exceeded guest experiences that translate into memorable stays for each of our guests. We are glad to know you were able to enjoy many aspects which make our hotel one of a kind such as the view from our rooms, the distinct quality of Blue Plate Taco, the modern appealing structure of the hotel and the immaculate cleanliness of our rooms. We thank you for noticing what makes our property unique! Please join us again soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

This hotel feels new and clean, and has a great location. but not all beach view rooms has a god view of the beach, so if you get a room facing the sides into the pool side... beach view is a stretch.. and you pay extra for the view. The lobby feels a bit to cold and "wannabe" hipp and the female personnel at the desk can come across as a bit blond and not very unprofesionale.. feels like they are selective of who they give full attention to and who they dont
I like the hotel and the rooms and will stay here again, but my wife didn't feel welcome at this hotel and that ruined it for her even tho she liked the rooms. if you drive the wally parking is nice but very unnecessary if you park it yourself you only ned to walk 10 extra meters :)

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Joseph H, Assistant Front Office Manager at Shore Hotel, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Orgias,
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review regarding your recent stay with us. We value each review as it allows us to monitor the impression which we make on our guests. Our guest service team works extremely hard on a daily basis to ensure each guest is receiving our full attention and outstanding service in the high quality that one deserves from a Four Diamond Property. On behalf of our team, we apologize that you did not receive the exceptional guest service that our team is capable of providing. We invite you back to experience the true nature of our team and experience Shore Hotel in way that will create a favorable lasting memory of our property. Thank you for choosing Shore Hotel, we look forward to your return!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Our whole stay at the Shore Hotel was perfect! The hotel is very clean and new looking, the service was great and the location was beautiful! It's located on Ocean Ave right by the beach and 3rd street Promenade. I really couldn't have had a better time while staying at the Shore Hotel! I'd highly highly recommend it to anyone!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Joseph H, Assistant Front Office Manager at Shore Hotel, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Danielle Z,
On behalf of the staff here at Shore Hotel we would like to thank you for leaving such a great review. Our team is pleased to know how perfect your stay was and how wonderful the service was during your time here with us. We really do have an amazing location that is second to none in the Santa Monica area. We appreciate you recommending our hotel and look forward to your return someday soon. Thank you for choosing Shore Hotel as your place to stay in wonderful Santa Monica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Definitely opt for a front facing room, the view is well worth it. I loved our time at the Shore. Uber contemporary and stylish. The only thing I didn't quite understand was the small sign with health warnings on the front door- not sure what that was all about.... otherwsie a great Hotel with very helpful staff. Had an awesome time. Thanks to all especially Stevie!

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Jim S, Guest Services Supervisor at Shore Hotel, responded to this review, December 9, 2012
Arbiterofhotels,

We are thrilled we were able to host you during your travels from London. Also, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Our ocean premiere views are definitely beyond amazing and I’m glad you were able to enjoy it. Regarding the ‘health warning’ on the door, it is simply a standard California Health and Safety code pertaining to drinking excess amounts of tap water. Finally, I will pass along your praise to our team. As you noticed, especially with Stevie, our team truly exudes the warmth and friendliness that create such memorable experiences for each guest. Once again, thank you and we hope to see you soon!
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Dieter and Joe are great. They've been so helpful and made our stay so pleasant. We booked last minute for my daughters birthday during summertime but they made it happen, the rooms are amazing and everything was more than expected.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DieterSchmitz, Director of Guest Services at Shore Hotel, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Zhar O,
On behalf of our entire team here at Shore Hotel I wanted to thank you for your review! I am so appreciative to have such a talented team of hoteliers that take immense pride in providing a personable escape and experience for our valued guests. I will be sure to pass along your praise to Joe and we all hope to see you in the very near future!
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Address: 1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Shore Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 164
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The essence of legendary 5 star customer service and breath taking ocean views Shore Hotel celebrated our soft opening in early October of 2011 and are proud to be Santa Monica's first and only upscale boutique Gold LEED certified property. Shore Hotel is pleased to announce the recent opening of our poolside bar as well as the much anticipated opening of our restaurant, Blue Plate Taco on September 23rd, 2012. Shore Hotel is located on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, just steps from the Santa Monica Pier, 3rd Street Promenade, and the city’s popular beaches and shopping districts. Shore Hotel is the newest addition to the coastline—a Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified property that offers eco-friendly accommodations with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Gensler Architecture conceived the Shore Hotel’s California modern design, which features 164 stylishly appointed rooms dressed in beach shades of teal and orange and outfitted with custom-made Teak wood furniture. ... more   less 
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